Keith Allen King (1947 - 2016)

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Funeral services for Keith A. King, 69, were be conducted by Pastor Doug Opp on Friday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. Special Casket Bearers were his grandchildren. The honorary casket bearers were the Audubon Fire Department, the Gray Kids: Linda Koenig, Helen Ernest, Roger Sinow, and Richard Hemmingsen, and Les Wegner and Doug Hilsabeck. The casket bearers were Tyler Thygesen, Jay Hansen, Todd Lawshe, Andy Griffith, Kyle Hinners, and Larry Snyder (Hayshaker).
Keith Allen King, the son of Charles E. King, Jr. and Victoria (Masilunas) King was born Sept. 26, 1947, in Manning, and died Oct. 17, 2016, at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines, at the age of 69 years and 21 days.
Keith was baptized at the Gray United Methodist Church in Gray. He attended the Gray Consolidated Schools in Gray, then was a member of the first class to graduate from the "New" Audubon High School in 1965. On Sept. 9, 1965, Keith enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During his tour of duty he served on the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Oriskany as an aviation electronics mate, which sailed off the coast of Vietnam. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 25, 1969. Keith remained in California and was employed at a factory that manufactured parts for small planes. Later he returned to the Audubon area and drove trucks for his father for a short time. He drove for William's Trucking, then the Audubon Ready-Mix, and later for A & G Farm Service.
On July 9, 1977, he was united in marriage to Beverly (Peterson) Feltner at the First Presbyterian Church in Audubon. Keith worked at the J.P.I. bearing factory in Atlantic, for a while then traveled to Alaska to work on his brother's fishing boat for 2 years. He returned to Audubon and was hired by Audubon County Secondary Roads and worked with the bridge and ditch crew and later drove a rock truck until he retired. By far, his most enjoyable job was working for the Chambers Family. This harvest marked his 25th year driving grain trucks for Chambers Farms.
Keith was a member of the Audubon Fire Department for over 15 years and was the department's photographer. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 120, Audubon, and a lifetime member of Dale Christensen Post 4119, V.F.W. Keith enjoyed people and never knew a stranger. But most of all he loved to spend time with his family especially his grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his mother-in-law Jean Griffith; and his brother-in-law Jack Albert
Survivors include his wife Bev King of Audubon; his sons John and wife Darla Feltner of Olathe, Kan., Tim and wife Nessa Feltner of Earlham, Nathan and wife Rachael King of Audubon, and Kris and wife Stefanie King of Altoona; his grandchildren Nick Feltner of Madrid, Jessica Feltner of Maryville, Mo., Wade Feltner of Earlham, Maya King and Kamdan King both of Audubon, Parker King and Chas King both of Altoona; his brother Charles E. King, III and wife Suzanne of Hawaii; his sister Barb Albert of Boone; his father-in-law Charles Griffith of Audubon; his aunt Helen Martin of Redman, Calif.; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Connie and husband Ron Partlow of Menlo, Roger and wife Marge Griffith of Audubon, Lorayne Ringen of Maquoketa, Linda and husband Dennis Doggett of Boone, Bill and wife Frances Griffith of Fayetteville, Ark., and Scott and wife Renee Griffith of Dike; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4, 2016
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